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QuickBeam Radar Simulation Software
Entry ID: radarsim


Summary
Abstract: QuickBeam is a meteorological radar simulation package. It is capable of simulating vertical radar reflectivity profiles at any common microwave frequency, from either the top-down (i.e. satellite-based radars such as CloudSat) or the bottomup. The user provides information about the state of the atmosphere and the water species contained therein, and the simulator produces profiles of effective radar reflectivity factor that emulate what a physical radar system would observe. The simulator currently includes five preset distributions of hydrometeors from which the user can choose: modified gamma, exponential, power law, monodisperse, and lognormal. The software accounts for attenuation of the radar beam by both atmospheric gases and hydrometeors.
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Description: Register and download the QuickBeam Radar Simulation Software.

Description: QuickBeam Radar Simulation Software user guide.
Service Citation
Edition: 1.1
Service Keywords
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION >STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS Parameter Definition
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION >VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING Parameter Definition
DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING >DATA INTEROPERABILITY >DATA REFORMATTING Parameter Definition

Access Constraints Users must register in order to download software.
Ancillary Keywords
Service Provider
COLOSTATE/ATMOS > Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.atmos.colostate.edu

Service Provider Personnel
Name: JOHN M. HAYNES
Phone: 61 3 9905 4466
Email: haynes at sci.monash.edu.au
Contact Address:
School of Mathematical Sciences
Building 28, Clayton Campus
Monash University
City: VIC 3800
Country: Australia
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 61 3 9905 4466
Email: haynes at sci.monash.edu.au
Contact Address:
School of Mathematical Sciences
Building 28, Clayton Campus
Monash University
City: VIC 3800
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2010-01-13
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-08-14


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